It has been revealed that TT Games, the developer of the critically acclaimed Lego Star Wars series, has scrapped a number of significant upcoming video game projects.
Among these include a video game based on the Guardians of the Galaxy brand as well as a LEGO game with a Disney-related theme. Recently, Nintendo Life reported that various sources verified that four major TT projects had been scrapped, with a further two under consideration.
TT Games May Not Enjoy the Same Level of Success as Eidos
The Guardians of the Galaxy game is one of the most disappointing cancellations because it was planned to be a Lego-style adventure involving well-liked Marvel characters. Given the recent commercial success of Eidos Montreal‘s game featuring the same heroes (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy), its cancellation comes as a severe blow.
While the development team hasn’t commented on why the project is cancelled, it’s likely that the pressure they were under while making the game contributed to its end.
The LEGO Disney RPG Scrapped after Four Years in Development
The LEGO Disney game, which was supposed to include popular Disney IPs including The Jungle Book and Winnie the Pooh, was also scrapped.
Lego Disney was supposed to be an RPG in which players explored an overworld and descended into dungeons to stop a strange purple force from destroying their houses. The fact that four years were spent on development before the game was cancelled makes its cancellation all the more surprising.
The list doesn’t stop here. Other cancellations include a mobile port of LEGO Worlds, a popular sandbox-style game, and a game codenamed Project Rainbow Road, which would have featured characters from DC, Looney Tunes, and Stranger Things altogether.
This game reportedly suffered a major setback when TT lost the Funko license to a different studio, leading to its eventual cancellation.
Reasons for Cancellation & What’s Next?
While the reasons for these cancellations are unclear, it’s likely that they are due to a combination of factors, including stress and pressure on the development team, licensing issues, and shifting priorities within the company (according to the source).
Whatever the reason, it’s clear that the cancellations are a significant blow to TT Games and to fans of these games.
Yet, despite these obstacles, TT Games is continuing to develop other projects, such as the Mandalorian DLC for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. While the recent cancellations have cast doubt on the future of these projects, it is also unclear whether TT Games will continue to pursue video game development altogether.
Keep in mind that nothing is official as of now, however we will continue to keep you updated on all developments as new information becomes available.